Paint Scheme Report: Bristol Motor Speedway

Photo: Getty Images
Photo: Getty Images

A new feature to Turn 4 Racing News, the “Paint Scheme Report” will depict which cars came to the track looking great and which ones did not. This social media driven report will use pictures found on twitter and discuss what’s great or not so great about the different schemes.

This week, NASCAR is in “Thunder Valley” where you can always find new and different paint schemes. This is a great week for sponsors to make a splash as all eyes will be on Bristol come Saturday night.

The Good

Aric Almirola’s No. 43 STP Ford Fushion

Every time Aric Almirola runs the STP colors, the car looks fantastic. “Petty Blue” is one of the most iconic colors in all of sports and it continues to look great on the side of the No. 43 car. The orange/red color included will make the car nice and bright under the lights.

Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS

Although Jimmie Johnson claimed not to be superstitious, he ditched the white Lowe’s paint scheme for the blue one this weekend. When running the white scheme, the No. 48 team hasn’t fared that well. With the Chase for the Sprint Cup approaching, its go time. I always thought the blue scheme looks best and maybe “My Boy Blue” will help the team turn their luck around.

Michael McDowell’s No. 95 Thrivent Financial Ford Fushion

Leavine Family Racing has produced some great paint scheme this season. They like to incorporate the team’s trademark red with the sponsor’s color. This red and white combination looks fantastic and will most certainly look great on track Saturday night.

The Good: Honorable Mention

Kasey Kahne’s No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet SS

Josh Wise’s No. 98 Provident Metals Chevrolet SS

Greg Biffle’s No. 16 3M Hire Our Heroes Ford Fushion

The Bad

Austin Dillon’s No. 3 Dow Great Stuff Chevrolet SS

This scheme just has too much going on. The colors don’t necessarily come together that well. A simpler look would have been a better approach. The look won’t matter on the race track, however as this team tries to earn a spot in the Chase.

Kyle Larson’s No. 42 Target Chevrolet SS

The all red and some white scheme looks much better than its opposite. Target’s main color is red and the team should stick to featuring that color prominently on the car. No matter what color the car is, Larson will definitely be a factor in the Irwin Tools Night Race.

Check back next weekend for a look at the different paint schemes that will run at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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